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Hawkeyes Drop to Michigan, 6-1
Zhukova and Tyler duo extend win streak to ten
Milica Veselinovic won No. 4 singles, giving the Hawkeyes its lone point.
Milica Veselinovic won No. 4 singles, giving the Hawkeyes its lone point.
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April 2, 2005


The 55th-ranked Iowa women's tennis team fell to 41st-ranked Michigan, 6-1, Saturday afternoon. The Hawkeyes drop to 8-6 overall.

Anastasia Zhukova and Hilary Tyler extended their win streak in doubles to ten, defeating Allie Shafner and Leanne Rutherford, 8-4. Meg Racette and Hillary Mintz battled the 13th-ranked duo of Michelle DaCosta and Kara Delicata, but finally fell, 8-3.

Milica Veselinovic won against Rutherford, 7-5, 6-0, at the No. 4 singles position, giving her seven consecutive singles wins. At the No. 1 spot, Racette took 50th-ranked DaCosta into a third set, but was unable to hold on, dropping 2-6, 6-2, 7-5. Jacqueline Lee came from behind against Nina Yaftali, but fell in the third set tiebreaker, 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (2).

The Hawkeyes will compete tomorrow at Michigan State beginning at 10 a.m.

Michigan - 6
Iowa - 1


1. #50 Michelle DaCosta (UM) def. Meg Racette (UI), 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
2. Elizabeth Exon (UM) def. Hillary Mintz (UI), 3-6, 6-0, 6-0
3. Kara Delicata (UM) def. Anastasia Zhukova (UI), 6-4, 7-6 (5)
4. Milica Veselinovic (UI) def. Leanne Rutherford (UM), 7-5, 6-0
5. Debra Streifler (UM) def. Hilary Tyler (UI), 6-4, 6-1
6. Nina Yaftali (UM) def. Jacqueline Lee (UI), 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (2)


1. #13 DaCosta/Delicata (UM) def. Racette/Mintz (UI), 8-3
2. Zhukova/Tyler (UI) def. Allie Shafner/Rutherford (UM), 8-4
3. Exon/Streifler (UM) def. Veselinovic/Morgan Tuttle (UI), 8-0

Order of Finish: Doubles 3-2-1, Singles 5-4-3-2-1-6

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